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Karma-Chariklo-Pluto III

April 17, 2017

The Chariklo Station is just a few hours after the Karma Station, but they’re in different Degrees; the Chariklo Station is in 15 Capricorn.  Remember what we said last time about a Square Fez?  This one’s almost upside down.

We can be quick about a Fez by just interpreting the diagonal Quincunxes.  Quincunxes are about True Curiosity; not to seek an Answer, but to regain the sense of Awe and Wonder that we felt as Children when everything was New and Amazing.  

Why do we aspire to that?  Because our progressing Belief , as we grew older, that we Understand more and more, is an Illusion.  We live inside a birdcage, and the components of our Understanding are the bars on our cage.  It’s not that we Understand the World, it’s that we Limit our Vision.  

Mostly this is about Fear.  The Illusion of Understanding makes us Feel Safe, because we Believe we know how to Respond to most of what the World can throw at us.  Which is great until it isn’t.

One of the Quincunxes links Jupiter (Expansion) to Neptune (Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity).  Spiritual Clarity is more about Trust or Faith than it is about Understanding.  Confusion means that the bars on our birdcage have come loose.  Can we tolerate that?  “I Wonder if I have enough Trust in my Self and the Universe that I can tolerate Confusion.”

Chariklo herself (Self-Confidence) Conjoins the Moon (Instinct, Manifestation) and Juno (the Edge of Consciousness).  There’s an Opportunity here to amp up our Ability to Create What We Want just by PIAVAing it.  When we’re able to “Feel into” as Dan and the Arcturians put it, What We Want, the odds go way up.  “Feeling into” is what a reader once called “Feelizing” as an alternative to Visualizing – PIAFA in other words.

When we have complete Confidence in our Ability to Manifest something, we interpret Hindrances as speed bumps rather than brick walls.  The other end of this Quincunx is Centaur Asbolus.  The Mythological Asbolus was a Psychic whose chief claim to fame was in unsuccessfully  warning his fellow Centaurs that fighting would only bring their demise.  Which in itself is an interesting observation at this time.

It’s intriguing that this Quincunx is between two Centaurs, and the cosmological definition of a Centaur is a body orbiting between Jupiter and Neptune – while the second Quincunx is between Jupiter and Neptune.  Of course that’s “only” a Coincidence, as Robert Moss would say.  “I Wonder what this tells us.”

That’s the diagonal Quincunx approach.  We could also use a more traditional analytical approach – what are the two Challenges to Mastery or Squares (red lines)?

  • How do we Expand Access to our Unconscious Ability to Manifest Directly?  (Jupiter Square Chariklo-Moon-Juno)
  • Can we Intuit our way out of Confusion without sacrificing our Growth in Consciousness?  (Asbolus Square Neptune)

The Gift in the Configuration is the Trine (long blue line) – Expansion of our Intuition.  It would be great if we could just Expand Access to Manifestation and Intuit our way out of Confusion by Expanding our Intuition, but Expanding Intuition is an arcane process.  

One method I Learned long ago was “What if I did know?”  That’s works well as a Heuristic (Teaching device) but we have to be aware that Intuition and Certainty are uncomfortable in bed together unless we have a natural facility, or until we’re well trained.

Well, we’re dealing with the Edges of Consciousness, so we know PIAVA will be useful.  That’s where our Quincunxes aid us.  “I Wonder if I have enough Trust in my Self and the Universe that I can tolerate Confusion” and “I Wonder if I Trust my Intuition enough to Let it Lead me to Manifesting What I Want” may Liberate the Gift.

All of which means that we need to be mindful this week to catch ourselves when we’re Experiencing Doubt, Insecurity, or Confusion, as these are the impediments to Self-Confidence and Clarity about What We Want to Manifest and therefore the Gatekeepers to Self-Condidence and Clarity.  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Doubt, aren’t you.  Would you like to talk about it?”

Portal 15-17.6 – Altjira and Asbolus

June 16, 2015

black-sheepIs this the “B” elevator?

I’m starting from the assumption – correct or otherwise – that Altjira, the Creator God of several Native Australian Peoples, is Open-Minded and Curious.  Any information you might have and be willing to share about that would be appreciated.

Thanks to reader Φ for locating the asteroid Altjira.

The Creator God’s asteroid Doppel is a type of Trans-Neptunian Object (or “TNO”) called a “Cubewano.”  It sounds esoteric, but it’s just a way of saying “QB-1-Oh!” as QB1 was the first such animal discovered.  It’s probably not big enough to be a dwarf planet, but we don’t really know yet.  The unique thing about Cubewanos is that they are not, as many other TNOs are, locked into an orbit that’s closely related to the orbit of Neptune.  Neptune’s the 800-pound Gorilla of the Outer Realms, and when any of these stray iceballs gets too close to it, Neptune’s gravity “captures” it and synchronizes its orbit to Neptune’s own.

A TNO that’s captured by Neptune’s gravity is going to maintain a constant relationship of some kind to Neptune, so it’s impact upon us planetary microbes will be controlled by Neptune.  Among other things, Neptune symbolizes the human craving for Belonging that’s greater than the craving for Truth.  Not that Truth is the End-All and Be-All (that’s Charity), but Truth does eliminate self-sabotage, so it has great advantage when we’re trying to Manifest and Co-Create.  So Cubewanos are more interesting to us because they suggest an independent Energy that may help us Expand our Consciousness.

All this matters because on June 15-17, bracketing the New Moon, the cubewano Altjira makes a major astroevent with the Centaur Asbolus.

Centaurs orbit between Jupiter and Neptune and usually have irregular, unstable orbits that may eventually decay into quite a different shape. They’re called “Centaurs” because they seem to behave half like an asteroid and half like a comet, as Mythological Centaurs were half horse and half human.  Asbolus is a Centaur, and most likely also too small to be a dwarf planet.  As a Mythical dude, Asbolus was a seer, so the cosmic Asbolus is associated with Intuition.  The name may be a good mnemonic, as a Bolus up there could indeed awaken our Intuition.

Altjira Initiates Asbolus on June 17, at 10 Gemini, “An airplane performing a nose dive.”  Altjira takes about 300 years to complete one loop of the Zodiac, and Asbolus 78 years.  Their previous Cycle ran about 90 years in length.  The Moon crossed both Asbolus and Altjira on June 15, before the New Moon.

An Asbolus-Altjira Cycle would be about Opening us up to New Perspectives through our Intuition.  In this new Cycle it appears that we’ll be pushing our Intuition to the max, in order to test its Limits.  Sometimes we’ll crash and burn from trusting our Intuition too much, but what’s important is that we’ll be Learning to know and understand where and when we can Trust our own Truth.  Truth lies in the Heart, and everyone’s Truth is different.  My First Teacher used to say “Your own Truth goes right through you,” meaning that we recognize it when we hear it or speak it, but we don’t  easily remember it or explain it when it’s not in the Moment.

Our Intuition is Alive, Open to Curiosity, always ready to be proven wrong. But at the same time, it’s our Guide, so we have to Trust it.  Rather than Doubt our Intuition, we Trust it but proceed cautiously, back out when we sense that we’ve gone in the wrong direction, but recognize that it may position us to Learn what we need to Learn to accomplish something, rather than accomplishing it for us.  At least, that’s what we could be Learning, now and over the next 90 years.

We’ll look at Altjira’s discovery chart soon. We know to start with, that the asteroid Karma (thanks to reader Elizabeth for scoping Karma out) Opposed Altjira when it was first observed to be a non-Star, both T-Square to Uranus.

We know that Altjira is about sifting through our Personal and Karmic history to find Programming that’s not really Us, and can therefore be jettisoned in favor of greater Yintegrity.

Mars makes a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the T-Square, telling us that the key to this process is Action. Like 10 Gemini, this means that…

Taking Risks that reveal our Programming and differentiate our Yintegrity is part of the program.  So it’s not about being cool or right or charming.  It’s about being Present.  Not Present to someone else’s Reality, but Present to our Own.  If we aren’t Present to our own Reality, we can only fake being Present for someone else’s.  Like Brautigan said, “First I must be Who I Am. Then I must know Who You Are. Then I must be Who I Am.”  Or something like that.  I’m pretty sure it was Brautigan.

It’s a fascinating parallel that at the Mars New Moon, the dwarf planet Sedna makes a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the New Moon T-Square, repeating the primary Altjira-discovery-chart Configuration but with different planets.  And in the New Moon chart Sedna sits near the position where Altjira was at its discovery, 24 Taurus.  That Degree is “An Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging from his belt,” suggesting that while it may always be a good idea to exercise Compassion, we need to do it after we Intuit, rather than letting it color our Truth itself.  That is, Forgiveness doesn’t mean exposing yourself to continuing Abuse from those you Forgive; it requires Clarity, Honesty, and solid Boundaries.  The base of the current Mars-New-Moon T-Square is Lilith Opposite Chiron.  What does all this tell us?

In seeking the Miracle of Yindependence, might we be killing what we Love?   No, it’s more like, The “Effortless” path to our Sovereignty lies through Confronting our Greatest Fears.  Oxymoronic, as Confronting our Greatest Fears hardly sounds Effortless.  But our Karma is a Paper Tiger.  We can Confront Fear with as little Effort as Breathing.  “Oh, there’s that Demon again!  I recognize them!  They’ve been here all my Life – and I’m still Alive!  So they must not be nearly as Scary as they’ve made themselves out to be.”  All that takes is Awareness.

The other chart that may be insightful is the chart of the Altjira-Asbolus Initiation itself.  Asbolus-Altjira in that chart sits in an almost-Grand-Sextile.  The Vacancy is Opposite Asbolus-Altjira at 9 Sagittarius, “A mother leads her small child step by step up a steep stairway” – not something you’d want to have to say six times fast.  The other two Polarities of the Grand Sextile are the Nodal Axis and Venus Opposite Ceres – Permanently Walking in Beauty.

So we can Learn to be True to Ourself and Permanently Walk in Beauty by tirelessly nurturing our Intuition – our own Inner Initiate.

We’re wandering into very obscure aisles and alleys here, exploring these lonely little space rocks.  Does it grow Corn?  Being pretty much a slack-jawed Newborn at the moment, I’m not in a position to judge.  I guess the question would be answered by asking ourselves several questions…

Do we happen to be questioning our Intuitio? Or Trusting it to an unusual extent?  Are we contemplating or taking Risks that will test it?

Do we feel as if we’re breaking through core issues that have bedeviled us all our Life?  Or up against them again?  Are we more Conscious this time?

 Are we coveting a Community where we aren’t asked to surrender our Self-Sovereignty?

Let me know.

Even Busier Week: Portal 3.31-4.8

March 31, 2015

mntao7133bpWe may want to have a Manganotantalite Crystal handy, or at least a picture of one we can Channel Energy from, as Manganotantalite – Manganese Tantalum Oxide – is very good at gilding our tongue. 

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We’re visited by four Centaurs and a Total Lunar Eclipse.

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The Centaur Nessus

Elizabeth points out that Vesta, the head of our Flying Squirrel, is at 2 Pisces, “A squirrel hiding from hunters: The need for self-protection.”  She quotes Anne Ortelee, “You can’t make this stuff up!”

And a couple of other things have popped up.  First, Vesta is Conjunct the Centaur Nessus!  My list of dwarf planets and Centaurs isn’t wide enough to include everybody, so I only occasionally look at the Centaurs Nessus and Asbolus.  Well, this puts Nessus at the focus of our Flying Squirrel.  Nessus is about Privilege and the calling out of Privilege, particularly Unconscious male Privilege.

So this week is a big week for a shift in Gender Balance, so Reanimation of the Earth is really right in line.  Keep your eye on the News to see if more MCPs don’t shoot themselves in the foot like the Indiana government has with its attempt to legalize discrimination against everyone who offends your Limiting Beliefs.  Which is actually an excellent practice for this week…

  • Who offends you? 
  • What Experience lies beneath that offense? 
  • Any sense in which it Mirrors some part of yourself that you reject? 

Don’t forget the Funhouse Mirrors. 

For instance, I was grumbling to myself this afternoon about this very thing.  When I suggested to myself that it might behoove to replace these negative thoughts with positives, my mind’s response was “Good, I’ll think about how good it would feel to get even!”  Nice fellow, very spiritual.  It was trespass that irritated me, but when I ask myself how I trespass (the direct Mirror), nothing pops up.  In the Funhouse Mirror, though, what shows up is Deservingness.  Am I willing to stand up and unequivocally Claim my Space?  When I contemplate that, I find only visions of escalating violence rather than any sense of Peace and Safety.  I don’t even have an image of the possibility of Claiming my Space.  So I get to look beneath that Mirror for the little man behind the curtain.  When I find him, look out, I’m going to…!

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The Centaur Asbolus

And then there’s Asbolus.  In early Gemini, Asbolus completes a Grand Sextile, not in the short-term Moon-Vesta Flying Squirrel, but in the second, long-term Mercury-Makemake Flying Squirrel.  So our Grand Sextile endures for a solid week.  The corners are Asbolus, Juno, Makemake, Saturn, Ceres, and Mercury.  Ceres has been Out of Bounds since Christmas.

A Grand Sextile (six planets evenly spaced around the Zodiac), recall, is a “virtuous circle,” where everything feeds and supports everything else.  While we can think of a Grand Trine (three planets evenly spaced) as “dumb-luck” Grace, a Grand Sextile is more about Reward for Action and Creativity.  When we “try something,” chances are it’ll work better than we imagined.  Of course the six-pointed Star includes three nested Grand Trines, so there’s no shortage of spontaneous Creativity.

So Asbolus (Clairvoyance) supports Juno (Consciousness) which supports Makemake (Manifestation) which supports Saturn (Focus) which supports Ceres (Sustainability) which supports Mercury (Alertness) which supports Asbolus, etc, in a rising crescendo.  Not only that, but we can take these in any order we want – so So Sustainability supports Consciousness which supports Focus, just to suggest one possible partial combination.

In other words, this week Intuition and Analysis and Growth and Attention and Permanence and Creativity are all mutually supportive.

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The Centaur Hylonome

The first Flying Squirrel, the short-term one created by the fast-moving Moon, doesn’t form it’s own Grand Sextile because there are two Vacancies, one in late Gemini or early Cancer and the other in late Libra or early Scorpio.  There are probably Asteroids there, but unless the ‘roids are particularly relevant to the themes already identified, I don’t usually worry about them.  Of course we’d find the prolific bisexual Apollo Out of Bounds in early Cancer.  Acceptance of LGBTI is an important part of Gender Balance.

When our Beliefs or Dogmas or Archetypes change, our Boundaries change with them.  Which brings us to the Stellium, a significant Configuration in its own right, for several reasons.  The Stellium that forms the first Flying Squirrel’s right hand includes Pallas (Boundaries), Quaoar (Lawgiver) which was Stationary March 28, Chariklo (Beauty and Charm) which is Out of Bounds and also Stationary, and Hylonome (Grief and Liberation) which is this week’s main event, as it is Stationary at 9am PDT April 4 (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt9.htm), at 2 Capricorn.

When a planet is either Stationary or Out of Bounds, its influence is Stronger than usual.  A planet is Out of Bounds when it’s further north than the Tropic of Cancer, or further south than the Tropic of Capricorn.  A planet is Stationary when it’s within one degree (or within a week or so) of turning around – going Retrograde or going Direct.  I won’t go into the details of Retrogradation here, since you can look up either “Stations” or “Retrograde” or “Repeating Events” (or even “Can-Opener”) in the Categories section at right.  But there’s one consideration I do want to discuss here.

In general, when a planet is Approaching a major event, such as a Station or an important Angle, the influence is Strong, and grows Stronger until the event is Exact.  After that, the influence fades fairly quickly if one is Conscious about the event, more slowly if one is not Conscious around it, and not at all if one is Defended against it.  Stationary refers to the speed of a planet’s travel.  So even though Quaoar’s Station was Exact last week, it’s still Stationary, but it’s impact is probably waning, as it’s not Approaching its event but Separating from it.  On the other hand, Hylonome is Stationary and Approaching its Exact Station, so it is very Strong. 

The Mythical Centaur Hylonome committed Suicide with the spear that killed her Lover, rather than live without him.  So we interpret the Cosmic Centaur Hylonome to symbolize Grief over major Changes in our Life, such as detachment from an Archetype, or from any other Energy with which we had been Merged.  We sometimes refer to it as Grief unto Ego Death, or Grief over Liberation.  When we Let Go of an Archetype, we are literally Liberated, but all Losses must be Grieved, so Grief is involved even at Liberation.  The Loss of an Archetype is indeed an Ego Death.

With Pallas Conjunct, Boundaries are obviously involved, and there is a strong implication that we will be strengthening a Boundary against an Archetypal Trance, or loosening a Boundary that overprotected us.  The other two Energies, Quaoar and Chariklo – both of which are Strong by virtue of being either Stationary or Out of Bounds – imply charisma, as Charm and Beauty merge with The Lawgiver.

So we might expect to encounter a situation where we reluctantly but necessarily “draw the line” to prevent our Energies from being drained by gilded-tongued alien Energies that want to control our Lives and Decisions.  Or it may be us with the gilded tongue, talking our way out of long-standing entanglements that no longer serve us.

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The Lunar Total Eclipse

Four hours before Hylonome’s Station, at 5am PDT on April 4 (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt5.htm), there’s a Total Eclipse of the Moon, at 15 Libra, “Circular Paths.”  Of course 15 Libra Opposes Uranus and Squares Pluto, making this Eclipse another major debriefing of our Yintegrity adventures.  The Energy continues into April 8, as the Sun and then Mercury work their way across Uranus.  Meanwhile Jupiter, which forms a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the Axis of the Eclipse, is Stationary at 10am PDT April 8.

Eclipses reveal to us Energies which were previously merged with the background but which are now made obvious by their absence.

Between now and April 8, we will discover a huge new element of our True Self that we hadn’t noticed before, creating a major shift in our Lives.  We’ll need to Grieve the Loss of the obsolete Identities that will fall away as a result.  All Losses must be Grieved, no matter how much we think we’d Celebrate at their demise.  The more we Embrace our Grief, the less painful it is.

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The Centaur Chariklo

Almost forgot that Chariklo, part of the Stellium, is Stationary on April 7!  We’ll look at that in a separate post.